Primrose School of Canal Winchester

Our Staff

  • Mrs. Megan Stauffer, Executive Director, Operations

    Mrs. Megan Stauffer

    Executive Director, Operations

    Hello, I am Mrs. Megan Stauffer and I am the Executive Director of Operations for the Primrose School of Canal Winchester, the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg, the Primrose School at Pinnacle and the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown, and the Primrose School of Grandview. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I have been in a leadership position with Primrose the last several years. I was previously the Director at the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg as well as the Assistant Director and Curriculum Coordinator at the Primrose School at Pinnacle. Before that I was a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at the Primrose School of Hilliard at Mill Run and loved the Primrose philosophy. Before Primrose, I worked at Life Time Fitness as the Children's Activities Department Head for five years. I have always had a passion for children. I am now so happy to open the Primrose School of Canal Winchester and bring excellent early childhood education to Canal Winchester and surrounding areas. I also look forward to getting to know all of the families!

  • Mrs. Lindsay Trent, Executive Director, Stakeholder Relations

    Mrs. Lindsay Trent

    Executive Director, Stakeholder Relations

    Hello, I am Mrs. Lindsay Trent. I am the Executive Director of Stakeholder Relations for the Primrose School of Canal Winchester, the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg, the Primrose School at Pinnacle, the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown, and the Primrose School of Grandview. I graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University. I have over sixteen years of experience working with children of all ages. I was the School Director at the Primrose School at Pinnacle for four years; I was a Preschool teacher, Pre-Kindergarten teacher and Curriculum Coordinator at another Primrose location. I am now so happy to begin a new Primrose journey as the Regional Director and continue making Primrose the Leader in Education and Care and knowing all of our special Primrose families!

  • Mrs. Indie  Terry, Executive Director, Business Affairs

    Mrs. Indie Terry

    Executive Director, Business Affairs

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Indie Terry and I am the Executive Director of Business Affairs for the Primrose School at Pinnacle, the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg, the Primrose School of Canal Winchester, the Primrose School of Downtown, and the Primrose School of Grandview. I have worked with Natosha and Ehab Eskander for the last ten years in different aspects of their business. I have ten children of my own and eleven grandchildren. I am excited to help all of the families and Leadership Teams in all of the Primrose locations!

  • Mrs. Ashlee Absten, Regional Director

    Mrs. Ashlee Absten

    Regional Director

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Ashlee Absten and I am one of the Regional Directors at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester, the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg, the Primrose School at Pinnacle, the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown, and the Primrose School of Grandview. I have a Master’s degree in Education Psychology with an emphasis on Child Development and Family Studies from West Virginia University. I have been with Primrose for 5 years and have served as the Assistant Director and Director at our Canal Winchester location! I have loved watching the school, students, and teachers grow and reach milestones during this time. In my free time I love to read and spend time with my husband and 2 sons doing anything outdoors. I look forward to meeting and getting to know the children and families at all of our Primrose Schools! 

  • Mrs. Nichole Carpenter, Regional Director

    Mrs. Nichole Carpenter

    Regional Director

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Nichole Carpenter and I am one of the Regional Directors at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester, the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg, the Primrose School at Pinnacle, the Primrose School of Columbus Downtown, and the Primrose School of Grandview.  I graduated from Wittenberg University with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Childhood Education. I have worked in childcare for over 12 years. I worked with the Primrose School of Reynoldsburg as the Assistant Director for 3 years and then served as Director for 4 years. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my 3 beautiful daughters. I am excited to continue my career with Primrose and look forward to meeting all the children and families at our Primrose schools and watching them grow!  

  • Mrs. Kelsey Rychlik, School Director

    Mrs. Kelsey Rychlik

    School Director

    Hello, My name is Mrs. Kelsey Rychlik and I am the School Director here at Primrose. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ohio State University. I have worked with children since I was in high school and have been with Primrose for 1 year. I love watching the students learn and build social connections. In my free time I love to read, go for hikes, and watch movies with my family. I look forward to getting to know and build relationships with the students and families at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester! 

  • Mrs. Jessica Seward, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Jessica Seward

    Assistant Director

    Hello, my name is Ms. Jessica Seward and I am the Assistant Director here at Primrose. I have my high school diploma and I also have attended Eastland Career Center for Early Childhood Development. I was previously an infant teacher at Primrose! I also have experience working with children for seven years, mostly with infants and toddlers. In my spare time, I enjoy camping and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of the children and families at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester!

  • Mrs. Journi Ferry, Education Coach

    Mrs. Journi Ferry

    Education Coach

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Journi Ferry and I am the Education Coach here at Primrose. I have over four years of experience with Preschool ages and school age children. I graduated from the Ohio State University with my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and obtained my Ohio Teaching License. My previous experience includes being a Kindergarten teacher, Explorer teacher, and a support teacher at Primrose Schools. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, traveling and cheering on our Columbus Blue Jackets! I look forward to seeing and helping your child develop a life long love of learning!

  • Mrs. Andrea Person, Administrative Assistant

    Mrs. Andrea Person

    Administrative Assistant

    My name is Andrea Person, and I am an Administrative Assistant here at Primrose. I am originally from Washington State. I spent over 10 years watching my nieces and nephews where I gained my passion for working with children of all ages. I have one child of my own, and he is my pride and joy. My husband and I traveled for the last 7 years with the military, and so I am very excited to build roots in the Columbus area. I look forward to meeting and interacting with all of the families here at Primrose!

     

  • Ms. Megan McCoy, Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Ms. Megan McCoy

    Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Megan McCoy and I am a Pre-K 2 teacher here at Primrose. I am currently attending Columbus State where I am working towards a degree in Social Work. I have about 5 years of experience babysitting children but am excited to work in a classroom setting! In my free time I love to read and spend time with my family. I am looking forward to working with the children at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester and helping them grow and learn!

  • Mrs. Michaela Cooper, PreKindergarten 2 Teacher

    Mrs. Michaela Cooper

    PreKindergarten 2 Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Michaela Cooper and I am a teacher here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester. I graduated with a Bachelor's of Music in Performance from Otterbein University in May of 2022. I have been working with children for the last 4 years as a childcare worker, private music teacher and family ministries event coordinator. I love teaching, because it allows me to watch tiny humans grow into kids, who will one day shape our world. For fun, I like to play with my dogs, read books and make lots of music. I am looking forward to meeting and growing with all of our families here at Primrose!

  • Ms. Alyvia McLean, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Ms. Alyvia McLean

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Alyvia McLean and I am a teacher here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester. I have an Associates Degree in Fine Arts and Graphic Design. I have worked as a nanny for over 8 years and am excited to continue my journey working with children! In my free time I love to paint, draw, go camping, and spend time with my friends and family. I have always enjoyed working in childcare and am most excited to embark on a new journey here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester!

  • Ms. Faith Abel, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Ms. Faith Abel

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Faith Abel and I am a PreK 1 teacher here at Primrose. I graduated from Hocking College in the summer of 2020 with my Associates Degree. I have done volunteer work for Girl Scouts for the last 3 years and fell in love with guiding and teaching young children. I love trying new foods, especially spicy foods! My favorite thing to do is to find new music because I love musicals and even songs in foreign languages. I love forward to meeting everyone and making new memories at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester!

  • Mrs. Makayla Ising, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Makayla Ising

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Makayla Ising and I am a teacher here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester. I am from right here in Columbus, OH and have 5 years of experience working with children. I am currently working towards my Associates Degree and will be continuing on to work towards my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I love teaching because I love seeing students develop an interest and love for learning. In my free time I love binge watching Netflix and going for walks when the weather is nice. I’m excited to watch all of the students grow and learn at Primrose!

  • Ms. Izzabella Shinault, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Izzabella Shinault

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Izzabella Shinault and I am a teacher here at Primrose! I am a current student at Ohio State University where I am studying Psychology. Some of my favorite hobbies are hiking and backpacking. One of my favorite places to hike is the Appalachian Trail! I also really enjoy painting and love to paint photos of peoples' pets. I am really excited to gain more experience working in childcare, make new friendships, and am most looking forward to working with all of the families and children here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester!

  • Mrs. Darlene Reed, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Darlene Reed

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Darlene Reed and I am a teacher here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester. I graduated from Rio Grande College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education. I previously have experience working as a preschool teacher, preschool director and also as a 5th grade teacher at Bloom- Carroll. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and building doll houses. I look forward to meeting and working with the children and staff at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester.

  • Mrs. Kirsten Cunningham, Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Kirsten Cunningham

    Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Kirsten Cunningham and I am a teacher here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester. I graduated from New Lexington High School in 2016.This is my first position in formal childcare, but I have worked with family providing care since I was 12. I love to hike, cook, read books and watch movies in my free time. I love seeing how kids think, and I am looking forward to settling into my role and building relationships with staff, students and families. I am excited to meet the children and families at Primrose!

  • Ms. Angela Mills, Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Angela Mills

    Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Angela Mills and I am a teacher here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester. I have a high school degree from Liberty Union High School and worked in another career field until March of 2022. My daughter encouraged me to try out childcare, and now I love it. I worked at the Primrose School of Pickerington briefly and then made the switch over to our location in the fall. In my free time I love to take road trips with my daughter and I love to eat pizza. I am so excited to get to know the families and students here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester! 

  • Ms. Raina Thomas, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Raina Thomas

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Raina Thomas and I am a Teacher here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester. I recently graduated from Parma Senior High School before moving to Columbus to live with my best friend. I previously worked with Toddlers at a Goddard School before making the move to Columbus. In my free time, I love to hang out with my family, read and listen to music. I am most excited to learn and grow with the children at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester.

  • Ms. Jennifer Clark, Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Jennifer Clark

    Early Preschool Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Jennifer Clark and I am a teacher here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester. I have worked in childcare for 8 years. I have known since I was 16 that I wanted to work with children. I enjoy being able to show support and love to children and be able to help them grow and learn. I have worked in all areas of childcare with the most experience in Preschool and Toddlers. In my free time, I love to go shopping, and watch movies. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the students here at Primrose

  • Ms. Cierra New, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Cierra New

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Cierra New and I am a Toddler Teacher at Primrose. I graduated from Pickerington High School Central.I have worked with children in a variety of settings for over four years. In my spare time, I love to spend time with family and friends. I look forward to meeting all of the children in my class at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester!

  • Ms. Dakota Salyers, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Dakota Salyers

    Toddler Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Dakota Salyers and I am a toddler teacher here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester. I graduated high school from Amanda Clear Creek and Eastland Career Center. I would love to continue my education at Columbus State as an Early Childhood Education major with a focus in Special Education. In my free time, I enjoy attending conventions, playing video games, hiking and taking photographs. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the families and students here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester.

  • Mrs. Marisa Hamberlin, Older Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Marisa Hamberlin

    Older Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Marisa Hamberlin. I graduated from high school and have a certification to be a Birth Doula. I have about 15 years of experience in babysitting and nannying. I also have a lot of nieces and nephews that I have spent lots of time with. I am originally from Arizona and I love spending my free time outdoors, baking or spending time with my husband. Family is the most important thing to me! I am looking forward to getting to know all of the students here at Primrose.

  • Ms. Alison Woods, Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Alison Woods

    Older Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Alison Woods and I am a teacher here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester. I am new to childcare, but I am so excited to learn.I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from The Ohio State University. I am fascinated by insects and spiders. I also enjoy making art, watching TV and playing video games in my free time. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the staff here at Primrose, as well as all of the families and students!  

  • Mrs. Jordan Workman, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. Jordan Workman

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Jordan Workman and I am an infant teacher here at Primrose! I love working with infants because everything is new to them! I have three young children of my own. In my free time, I love spending time outside planting flowers and gardening. I am looking forward to getting to know my students and helping them grow!

  • Ms. Madeline Somsy, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Madeline Somsy

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Madeline Somsy, and I am a teacher here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester. I have been a nanny for over 5 years and love working with children. I am excited to transition my career to child-care for I love seeing light bulbs go off and celebrating students! I am a competitive soccer player and during the winter, I enjoy snowboarding. I am also a proud cat Mom to one named Maggie Moo after Princess Margaret. I am very excited to meet and watch my students grow and learn here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester. 

  • Ms. Andrea Hodge, Infant Teacher

    Ms. Andrea Hodge

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Andrea Hodge and I am an Infant Teacher here at Primrose. I have worked in child care for the past five years. I am from Georgetown, Guyana in South America. I moved to the United States in 2006. I am a mother of two, Mathias and Moriah. In my spare time, I love to travel and take road trips. I look forward to meeting all of the children here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester!

  • Mrs. April Hockenberry, Infant Teacher

    Mrs. April Hockenberry

    Infant Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. April Hockenberry and I am a teacher here at Primrose. I am from a small town and grew up exploring and enjoying the outdoors with my two siblings. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and found a passion for teaching while working on my degree.I have worked in childcare for about a year now and love it. In my free time, I can be found playing video games, reading, or exploring outdoor. I also participate in a few musical activities around my town and love to sing. I am excited to get to know all of the students at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester.

  • Ms. Mylia White, Support Teacher

    Ms. Mylia White

    Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Mylia White and I am a teacher here at Primrose! I have worked in public schools and have babysat since I was 15 years old. I love being around children and feel that they are our future! In my free time I love collecting miniature versions of things and enjoying a good book. I am most looking forward to watching and being a part of the children growing. I am truly grateful to be able to help provide the skills needed for the students to grow and be successful! I am very excited for this new experience at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester!

  • Ms. Leah Koenig, Support Teacher

    Ms. Leah Koenig

    Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Leah Koenig and I am a teacher here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester. I have worked in childcare for around 10 years. I spent 2 years in the Early Childhood Education program at Tolles Career & Technical Center. In my free time I enjoy musicals, kayaking and singing. My favorite part of childcare is watching children learn and grow. I cannot wait to get to know all of the families and students here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester.

  • Ms. Stephanie McClarren

    Support Teacher
  • Ms. Blaize Radabaugh, Support Teacher

    Ms. Blaize Radabaugh

    Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Blaize Radabaugh and I am a Teacher here at Primrose! I graduated from Logan Elm High School. I am interested in being outdoors and reading! In my free time I love to hang out with my friends, go to the movies, and go out to eat. I am excited to meet new people and get to know everyone at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester!

  • Ms. Lauren Whalen, Support Teacher

    Ms. Lauren Whalen

    Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Lauren Whalen and I'm a teacher here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester! l love working with kids in all age groups; I love watching them learn and grow and I think it is an amazing honor to be a part of those important years in your little one's life! I graduated from Lancaster High School and that is where I learned of my love for working with kids. I have four years of childcare experience ranging from newborns all the way up into early preschool, I have two amazing kitties at home named, Sir floofington and Serana, and I'm currently enrolled at Ohio State University for social work and Early Childhood education. I'm very passionate about making connections with all my students and parents! I believe when a healthy relationship is formed with both children and parents is when a child can truly thrive! I look forward to meeting you!

  • Ms. Shayna Celaya, Support Teacher

    Ms. Shayna Celaya

    Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Ms. Shayna Celaya. I am originally from San Francisco, CA and moved to Ohio in 2022. I graduated from Skyline College with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been a teacher for 8 years, and have worked with children for 18 years as a nanny, counselor, swim instructor and babysitter. I love helping children refine their social emotional skills including self-advocacy and communication. In my spare time, I enjoy playing video games, especially Pokemon! I look forward to leading engaging art activities with the children this year.

  • Mrs. Stanisha Macon, Part-Time Support Teacher

    Mrs. Stanisha Macon

    Part-Time Support Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Stanisha Macon and I am a teacher here at Primrose! I have been working with children for the past 12 years. I love helping children grow and develop as they learn new skills. In my free time I enjoy reading, crafting, and watching movies with my family. I am most looking forward to building relationships with the staff and families here at Primrose!

  • Mrs. Trisha Terbovich, Food Service Teacher

    Mrs. Trisha Terbovich

    Food Service Teacher

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Trisha Terbovich and I am the Food Service teacher here at the Primrose School of Canal Winchester. I graduated from Canal Winchester high school, and am proud to call this my hometown. I have 2 years of childcare experience in various settings. In my free time, I love to go camping and enjoy the outdoors. I enjoy working with children because I get to see them grow and learn. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the kids in the building, and learning more about being a great teacher!

  • Natosha and Ehab Eskander, Franchise Owner

    Natosha and Ehab Eskander

    Franchise Owner

    Hello, we are Natosha and Ehab Eskander, the proud Franchise Owners of the Primrose School of Canal Winchester. Since opening our first preschool, the Primrose School at Pinnacle in December, 2009, we have seen the positive influence of the school's top-notch teachers and curriculum on our own children, our students and the community. So we are truly honored to extend the Primrose experience to more children and families in the Canal Winchester area.

    As parents, we understand how difficult it can be to find a safe, nurturing and educational environment where you can leave your children while you're away at work. When we discovered Primrose, we instantly felt the welcoming environment that we know parents are looking for. We fell in love with the curriculum, the focus on character development and the partnerships formed with parents. The school made such an impact on us that we decided to open our very own. In fact, two of our children graduated from our Private Kindergarten program at the Primrose School at Pinnacle.

    The importance of education has always been stressed throughout our lives and Primrose embodies all the values that we hold dear. We have seen how a quality early education foundation has positively impacted our children and we hope to share the benefits with your family.

    We look forward to meeting you!

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